RANGPUR, Sept 22 (BSS): Officials, educationists and cultural activists at an anti-drug discussion have stressed the need for preventing drug abuse to save the young generations for building a healthier and prosperous nation.
The District Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) and Fulbari Degree College jointly organised the discussion followed by competitions on general knowledge and a cultural function at the hall room of the college in Fulbari upazila town of Kurigram district on Thursday.
The events were arranged aiming at creating awareness among the students about severe consequences of drug abuse and drug addiction to save them from ruining future and guide them to flourish their talents to become worthy citizens.
Government officials, teachers and students of different educational institutions, guardians, anti-drug campaigners, sociocultural activists and civil society members attended the events.
With Principal of the college Aminul Islam Rizu in the chair, Fulbari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Suman Das attended the discussion as the chief guest.
Assistant Director of the District DNC for Kurigram Abu Jafar, General Secretary of Kurigram District Shilpakala Academy Principal Rasheduzzaman Babu, Vice-principal of Fulbari Degree College Nur Islam Sheikh, Officer-in-Charge of Fulbari Thana Fazlur Rahman, students Nasibur Rahman and Labonnoaddressed the discussion.
Assistant Director of the District DNC Abu Jafar narrated the grievous impacts of drug abuse, drug addiction and trafficking and stressed on creating adequate awareness among the young generations and common people for building a drug-free society.
He also discussed various steps taken by the government and zero tolerance policy towards drugs to prevent drug abuse and called for launching a social movement to save the young generations to flourish their talents in a congenial atmosphere.
Principal Rasheduz-zaman Babu put importance on sensitizing the students and youths about the catastrophic consequences of drug aggression through launching a decisive social movement against drug abuse.
The UNO said eradication of drug abuse has become a burning need of the time to save the young generations for their normal growth to turn them into worthy citizens so that they could efficiently lead the nation in the future.
Later, prizes were distributed among the winning students of the competitions on general knowledge followed by the cultural function.
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